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Pocket Guide to the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act

By Carol Vendrillo, Ritu Ahuja and Carolyn Leary

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arrow Pocket Guide to the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (Updates and Corrections) PDF

At last, by popular demand, a Pocket Guide covering California's fourth major public employment relations statute, passed in 1978. The Guide provides an up-to-date and easy-to-use description of the rights and obligations conferred by the act that governs collective bargaining at the University of California and the California State University systems.

Included is the full text of the act, plus an easy-to-read explanation of how the law works, its history, and how it fits in with other labor relations laws. The Guide explains the enforcement procedures of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), analyzes all important PERB decisions and court cases (arranged by topic) that interpret and apply the law, and contains a useful index, glossary of terms, and table of cases.

Portable, readable, and affordable, Pocket Guide to the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act is valuable as both a current source of information and a training tool — for administrators, human resource and labor relations personnel, faculty, and union representatives and their members.



I. Introduction1
    History of California Public Sector Labor Laws2
        George Brown Act2
        Winton Act3
        Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA)3
        Educational Employer-Employee Relations Act (EERA)4
        Dills Act4
    HEERA: Summary and Commentary4
        History of the Act4
        Coverage of HEERA5
        Role of faculty6
        Student employees6
        Medical housestaff: Interns and residents7
        Graduate student instructors and researchers8
    Representation Under HEERA10
        Academic senate and unit determination11
        Certification and decertification procedures13
    Scope of Representation14
        General provisions14
        Specific exclusions relating to academic senates: U.C. vs. CSU15
        Determination of negotiability of subjects16
        MOU precedence over conflicting statutory provisions17
    Unfair Practices18
        Duty to bargain19
        Unilateral change21
        Duty of fair representation23
        PERB 24
        Grievance arbitration25
        Deferral to arbitration by PERB26
        Organizational Security27
        Recission and reinstatement of agency fees28
        Conscientious objectors29
        Dispute Settlements and Strikes30
        Impasse procedure30
        Public Notice32
II. Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act42
III. Major PERB and Court Decisions87
    Agency Shop88
    Agreements and Contracts91
    Arbitration of Grievances93
    Discrimination for, or Interference With, Protected Activity94
    Domination of, or Interference With, Union97
    Dues Deduction99
    Duty of Fair Representation99
    Duty to Bargain in Good Faith102
    Employee Status108
    Exclusive Representative, Certification or Decertification Elections110
    Impasse Resolution Procedures112
    Protected Activity115
    Public Employment Relations Board Jurisdiction118
    Public Notice ("Sunshine Law")123
    Representation Rights124
    Scope of Bargaining127
    Strikes and Job Actions130
    Unilateral Action133
    Unit Determination137
IV. PERB Regulations and Sources of Information140
    PERB Regulations140
    General provisions140
    Unfair practices141
    Representation procedures142
    Impasse resolution142
    Public notice143
    Agency shop143
    Sources of Information on PERB143
V. Glossary of Terms146
VI. Table of Cases156
VII. Index172